Definition of overrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈreɪt/


[with object] (often as adjective overrated)
Have a higher opinion of (someone or something) than is deserved: an overrated player
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  • In your opinion, who is the most overrated celebrity today?
  • On the other hand, maybe sanity is overrated, and a decent sabbatical from fiction is just what my brain needs to come up with loads of exciting new ideas.
  • There are those who say that he is overrated on some counts - that he made some bad Beethoven recordings, and so on.
assess too highly, overestimate, overvalue, rate/prize too highly, think too much of, exaggerate the worth of, attach too much importance to;
praise too highly, exaggerate the merits of, over-praise, oversell, glorify, magnify
informal blow up
rare overprize

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